3 Syracuse, Kentucky and North Carolina of the 4 number 1 seeded conference teams lost in their conference tournaments with Michigan State being the only 1 seed to win their conference tournament, but they did not win their conference rgular season outright as they tied for lst place..
All get easy first round games and if history repeats itself no number 16 has ever beaten a number 1 seed in the opening round.
Vermont the America East automatic bid receiver has a play in game with Lamar 23-11 and the winner gets North Carolina.
Last years seeded teams total that made the final four was 26 and no number 1 seed made the final four.
This year the team that may break through that this year could be Florida State who won the ACC Tournament by beating Duke and North Caroloina back to back days.
Loking for a Butler might come from Belmont, Creigton, Witchia State, with Belmont being a name you might not of heard of before like Butler three years ago in their first run to the final four.